City lights pole falls, hits pedestrian during NW Side crash

Tribune reporter

A 59-year-old man was hospitalized because a city light pole fell on him after a truck plowed into it this afternoon on the Northwest Side.

At 12:07 p.m., a 29-year-old Lake View neighborhood man driving an Isuzu truck rear-ended a Volkswagen Jetta that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Cumberland and Bryn Mawr avenues, police said.

The truck then jumped a curb and hit a city light pole that fell onto the 59-year-old pedestrian standing on that corner, police said.

The pedestrian suffered a broken leg and a wrist injury and he was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he will be kept for observation, according to police, who said he was in serious, but stable condition.

Both drivers were taken to Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center and have been released Friday afternoon.

The Isuzu’s driver, Anthony Daily, suffered a leg and head injury and he was cited for following too closely. A 28-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Jetta suffered an injury to her right leg, police said.
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